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2020 Thanksgiving Entertaining Essentials

In the year of 2020, holiday entertaining looks a little different, but that doesn't mean that this festive time of year should be any less joyous. Whether you'll be celebrating alone or feasting with your social pod, I have just the right thing to help you dine in style this Thanksgiving.

Celebrating Solo

When you're dining alone, it is even more important to make the day feel special. If you can virtually join family or friends even for a short time, I highly suggest it! This portable charging station means you'll always be ready for that Facetime call from loved ones. Since you're home alone, take advantage and get cozy! Cuddle up on the sofa in this lounge wear set and toss a chunky knit throw over your lap to stay warm. If you're anything like me, you're probably tempted to hang out in front of the TV and chow down. Don't fight the urge, but do still set a pretty (coffee) table for yourself. A linen napkin, woven placemat, fancy wine glass, gold cutlery and a candle will make it feel like the special occasion that it is.

Feeding a Few

Maybe you have a live-in significant other, kids, or a best friend you're leaning on through the pandemic. If so, you'll want to focus on creating a beautiful, intimate meal to share. As I say, it's all about the food! Start with a classic cookbook like The Fannie Farmer Cookbook when planning your menu. To help your cooking adventures go smoothly, invest in a classic dutch oven and a wood board for serving an easy, yet always-delicious cheese plate. Layer your table with an everyday dish set and juxtapose it with gilded candle holders and elegant wine glasses. Last, but not least, don't forget to include a fun game to fill that downtime while dinner is in the oven!

Pod Party

So you've got a whole pod of people coming over for your holiday festivities? No problem! Keep it adult and kid-friendly by swapping out precious breakables for pretty disposables like these plates, napkins, and cups. Serve food buffet style in classic casserole dishes so everyone can take what they like. A cloche for your award-winning pie will keep sneaky taste-testers at bay until after the main meal. Keep in the spirit with a decorative centerpiece and this adorable coloring book for the kiddos. And, of course, once all the clean-up is done and the guests are gone, throw on a super cozy pair of slippers and kick back and relax!

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Hi there! My name is Erin and I'm the owner of Erin Davis Design, a virtual interior design firm founded in 2017. Here on my blog I serve up tips for creating a home that's functional, beautiful, and right on budget. I hope you'll cozy up on your sofa and stay awhile! 

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